My previous students have been stopping by the school lately. I've been told repeatedly that they miss school, and wish they could come back.
The funniest part is when they used to tell me how the couldn't wait to be a grown-up, and do all the grown-up things they wanted. Well, here's a couple lists about being a grown-up, from yours truly.
Why Being a Grown-Up Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be:
1 Can't call mom and dad to bail me out when I screw up.
2 Have to make my own doctors appointments.
3 Sure, I can go to sleep when I want, but I have to get myself up too.
4 I can no longer use the phrase "I'm just a kid" when I get in trouble.
5 I can buy anything I want, but actually have to deal with the bills.
6 Paying for insurance.
7 I get a big rebate on my taxes, of course, I have to pay taxes.
8 No one is here to take care of me when I get sick.
9 I can cook anything I want for dinner, but I have to wash all the dishes.
10 I get paid sick days, but it takes more work to be sick than to just go to work.
Why Being a Grown-Up Is Awesome:
1 Cake for dinner.
2 Get to win the mayo vs miracle whip.
3 Unilateral control of the remote (well, as long as you live alone, or with 3 dogs).
4 If I'm sick, I don't have to convince anyone of it, I can just call in.
5 Don't need a note from my mother to buy something/ go somewhere/ come in late.
6 Set your own bedtime.
Sorry guys, that's all I've got.
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